The Lake District

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

Chile’s southern region is a multitude of lakes and volcanoes and is also home to one of the most remarkable indigenous cultures, the Mapuches, who, for nearly 3 centuries, defended their homeland from the Spanish conquistadors.  Of particular interest is the chain of national parks that extends along the Argentine border, with wonderful scenery of lakes, forests and volcanic plateaus.

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VICENTE PEREZ ROSALES

A lovely national park situated in the shadows of Osorno Volcano, known as ‘Chile’s Mt Fuji’. The park offers White Water Rivers, lakes, volcanoes and some stunning views. It is a centre of activity, with opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, fishing and mountain biking.

PUERTO VARAS

Situated on the shores of Lake Llanquihue with breathtaking views of the nearby volcanoes, it has a strong German influence due to early colonial settlers. The town is cleaner, quieter and friendlier than nearby Puerto Montt, making it a preferred destination for a stay in the region

LAKE LLANQUIHUE

South America’s 3rd largest lake, which contains some of the most scenic areas of the Lake District. The surrounding hills and volcanoes provide spectacular views and activities on the lake include all water sports, fishing, swimming and cruising

HUERQUEHUE PARK

This small park offers some great outdoor and hiking opportunities amongst several lakes and the stunning backdrop of the Villarrica Volcano. The parks lush forest is a playground for many bird species including woodpecker and parrots

CHILOE ISLAND

From Puerto Montt it’s possible to reach the Island of Chiloe by boat. Among its attractions are the famous ‘palafitos’ – wooden structures built over the water on stilts, Cucao, a region with superb landscapes, and the Chiloe National Park, which has a unique range of plant and animal life.

VILLARRICA VOLCANO

Probably the most famous of the area, and one of the most active in South America. On a clear day you can see several mini eruptions as puffs of smoke appear from its snow capped peak. At the base you can walk through lava tunnels, while for the more active it is a relatively easy climb

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